Monday, January 12, 2009

North American Heartland Port of Choice Study

(Transport Canada)

Transport Canada is embarking on a “due diligence” analysis concerning future infrastructure investments for marine gateways and other transportation entities (e.g. road, rail, intermodal) related to the projected movement of freight to / from the centre of Canada and the U.S. Mid-West (The North American Heartland), and offshore markets.

We are requesting your participation in a web-based questionnaire to help Transport Canada better understand the decision making process in determining ports of call. Your participation as a shipper/receiver will provide us with insights on the critical drivers of your choice. This study will also help inform Transport Canada on what type of future Canadian investments are needed, as ports in Canada, U.S. and Mexico increasingly compete for supplying transportation services to the North American Heartland.

You can access the English version of the survey here and the French version here.